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Man Utd, Arsenal watching Birmingham striker Che Adams

Manchester United and Arsenal are watching Birmingham City striker Che Adams.

The Mirror says Burnley failed with several offers during the transfer window – the bidding reached £9million – but Garry Monk's side rebuffed that interest.

Adams found the net in six consecutive matches until he fired a blank in last Tuesday night's defeat by Bolton at St Andrew's with Remi Matthews denying him in the dying seconds.

That would have propelled Adams alongside club legend Trevor Francis and that achievement is now being recognised by plenty of new suitors.

Southampton were keen but since the 22-year-old smashed home a first-half hat-trick at Loftus Road against QPR last week, the stakes have been raised.

Birmingham were inundated with scouts' requests ahead of Tuesday night's game.

United, Celtic, Watford and Arsenal all had representatives at St Andrew's to see if the striker could write his way into club history.

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